2019/10/08

About PlayStation 4 system software version 7.00

An update to the system software for PlayStation 4 systems was released on October 8th, 2019. You can use this to update your system software to version 7.00.

Always update your PS4 system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability, and enhanced security.

Main features in the system software update

  • The following changes have been made to    (Party).
    • The maximum number of people who can join a party has been increased from 8 to 16.
    • Chat transcription has been added, and accessibility has been improved.
      While in a party, use   (PS4 Second Screen)*1 on your smartphone or other mobile device to convert party voice chat to text, or to enter text to have it read aloud to other party members.
      This feature works only in English and is available only on PS4 systems sold in certain regions.
    • Network connectivity has been improved.
    • Audio quality of voice chat has been improved.
  • Remote Play can now be used on more devices.
    Besides Xperia™ devices, Remote Play can now be used on other smartphones and tablets running Android™ 5.0 or higher*2. Download   (PS4 Remote Play) from Google Play™ to use this feature.
    Additionally, for mobile devices running Android 10, you can now connect a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller via Bluetooth®for Remote Play*2*3.
*1 Download the latest version of PS4 Second Screen, available from Google Play™ or the App Store.
*2 Remote Play may not be compatible with every device.
*3 Depending on the device, certain features such as the touch pad and the vibration function may not be available.

Other updated features

  • When using Remote Play on an iPhone or iPad, you can now do the following things. Select   (Settings) on the Remote Play screen to switch to these settings.
    • iPhone or iPad: The controller can now be displayed at all times.
    • iPhone: You can now lock the screen orientation.
  • You can now use a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac*.
    Update to the following OS to use this feature.
    • iOS 13
    • iPadOS 13
    • macOS Catalina
*Some features, such as the touch pad and the vibration function, may not be available on the iPhone and iPad.

"Xperia" is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.

App Store, iPad, iPhone, Mac, iPadOS and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

The Bluetooth®word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Google Play, the Google Play logo and Android are trademarks of Google LLC.

IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

Notices

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
  • Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
  • Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

System Software

The system software of the PS4 system and system software updates installed on your system are subject to a limited license from Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Visit https://doc.dl.playstation.net/doc/ps4-eula/ for details.